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This association is composed of such former students of the
University as, having finally left the Institution, have on nomination
been elected members, at the annual meetings. Its objects
are the promotion of letters and general education, as well as the
renewal from year to year of the pleasing associations of academic

The society holds its meetings at the close of the session, commencing
business usually on the 28th and terminating on the 29th
of June. An orator or essayist is annually appointed by the
society from among its members, and the oration or essay is
generally delivered in the Rotunda on the Public Day, at the
conclusion of the academical proceedings.